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Town of Paradise gathers for Camp Fire remembrance ceremony

The Campfire Remembrance Ceremony was held at Paradise Alliance Church and it was full to capacity with townsfolk. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Ricardo Tovar and Julian Mendoza

November 17, 2019

Paradise Alliance Church was packed with townsfolk affected by last year's Camp Fire. Food and games were provided from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. when the ceremony began.Residents gathered for a tribute and to hear speeches from Paradise Mayor Jody Jones, Vice Mayor of Paradise Greg Bolin, Paradise Alliance ...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed a solution to Paradise's failing sewer system. Photo Courtesy of Jody Jones.

Lauren Anderson

September 25, 2015

27 out of 122 sewer systems in Paradise have already failed, and the remaining systems are expected to break down within the next 20 years.   Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed an estimated $26 million project to the Chico city council to solve the problem. Paradise is the only c...

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